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Good Chance's Encampment: Why Women Refugees Are Often Unheard And Unseen

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Southbank Centre, South Bank

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Good Chance's Encampment: Why Women Refugees Are Often Unheard And Unseen

Join a discussion on the voices of refugee women from the women themselves

Having set up a temporary theatre of hope in the Calais refugee camp, Good Chance are delighted to be pitching their Dome on Festival Terrace at the Southbank Centre in London this summer. The ongoing refugee crisis constitutes the greatest movement of people since World War Two. Amid a hostile atmosphere of conflicting and deeply held views, the voices of refugee women are often the last to be heard. Focused on the importance of enabling refugee women to tell their own stories, this evening features women doing just that. They share the stories of their journeys both as refugees and as campaigners. The speakers also discuss how we can more broadly raise awareness of the paths women take across borders, and of the challenges faced by those who reach Britain. Chaired by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a journalist, author and broadcaster, speakers include Marchu Girma, grassroots coordinator for Women for Refugee Women; Rahela Hashim Sidiqi, former senior advisor to the Civil Service Commission in Afghanistan and chair of the London Refugee Women Forum (LRWF); and writer Jade Amoli-Jackson, secretary of the LRWF. Syrian kanun player Maya Youssef performs after the discussion. Runtime: 6:30pm-9:30pm. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. We need your card details to store the event information in "My Tickets", but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.

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